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DIMEV 5136
IMEV 3271.5
NIMEV 3271.5
That him were better to be dead
Fragment of a tale involving a man and an ass — in couplets
Subjects: tales
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Peterborough, Peterborough Cathedral Library fragments
Transcription:
That hym were better to be dede…
Note: Parts illegible; no longer extant.
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and in Scotland. London: C. Richards, 1838: 1.22 (21 lines only).